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I've been having headaches for the past 5 years relatively every day and have recently had an MRI of my brain. The radiologists notes:
"There is an incidental note of benign ventricular variant of a cavum septum pellucidum."

Can you please explain how this can lead to headaches? I've read this report, but I am still confused:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22128660

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Hello Frantzy,

Cavum septum pellucidum does not by itself cause a headache.  The report you looked at has a cyst that expands the cavum septum  that the authors claim caused increased pressure and hence headaches.  You, by report, just have a common benign cavum septum.

Hope this helps.

Michael K

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Almost any kind of questions regarding any types of radiology exams, procedures, meaning of radiology reports etc...

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12 year experience in the field of radiology

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American Society of Neuroradiology, Senior Member Society of Pediatric Radiology, Active Member

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Radiology Seminars in pediatric neurology American Journal of Roentgenology American Journal of Neuroradiology

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